Now that my job has slowed down for the winter (can I get a hallelujah?!) I've been wanting to take each of my sons on dates. First up was my middle son. A lender I work with asked if I wanted tickets to the Husker basketball game and I thought that would be perfect for J. Little did I know that we were court side with a private VIP lounge. Ha! Such fun times. I love being one on one with my little guys.
I absolutely love the company I work for. Our Christmas party this year was a blast. The whole theme was hush/hush but it started with Sushi down at the Railyard and we ended up getting picked up a on a charter party bus. The whole crew wondered where we may be going. The drive took us to a comedy club in Omaha. So fun!
I was honored with 10 years with the company that night. I can't believe its' been 10 years! A lot of life has happened in those years and I sit here thankful and blessed.
We are in a really fun season of life right now. Completely exhausting but fun. I love having 3 kids. It makes each little event or thing a little more exciting (or stressful depending on the situation- ha!) We had a chaotic summer and my busy job was partly to blame for that. Sundays tended to take the biggest hit. Now that things are slowing down, Sunday nights are movie night. This is only our 3rd week but the boys look forward to and ask about it. Popcorn may possibly be the reason they actually sit and take in the movie. Oh well- I just enjoy the family all smooshed together on the couch with no phones or distractions.
The past few Christmases I've wanted to do an Advent calendar but haven't. My friend made these cute calendars with different cards for each night...complete with a game or task on back. Not sure how much a 2, 3 and 6 year old are soaking in, but it's a good time to sit in front of the fire each night and talk God.
I look at my little brood and dream of game nights, football in the front yard, and many more times celebrating life together. So blessed. So overwhelmed by God's goodness. So worth the stress, uncertainty and turbulence to get right here.
This Thanksgiving was one of my favorites. It was simple and laid back and my sister decided, on a whim, to fly in from the Virgin Islands to spend 2 days with us. The boys decided that meant Aunt Kellie gets to help with the tree. So fun and sweet to watch them all interact.
"K" has likely not ever decorated a tree. He went to town. All those low lying, clustered ornaments remain in their places today. I normally rearrange and make it cuter but I can't imagine a more imperfectly perfect tree.
On Thanksgiving day Aunt Kellie coordinated baking some of our favorite cookies from childhood--sugar cookies with red hots. So random but so yummy. The boys really like to bake. It's usually messy and on the brink of disaster but it's something intentional I get to do with them and I love that.
My sister. I wished she lived here but I can't imagine her not living on the island so our visits are full and activity and always great. Her next visit? Our boy's adoptions! Woot!
Another big reason Thanksgiving was so wonderful is that my grandparents moved back from New York. We got to sit around and tell old stories and it did my heart good to see my boys all interacting with their great grandparents.
This is the first picture of the 3 sibs in a long time. Love love.